Tracey started her aviation career as a customer service representative at the Memphis International Airport in 1995. Four years later she joined Coley Aviation, Inc. where she assisted Jim Coley with aircraft sales and aviation insurance. In 2001 Jim teamed up with his longtime friend and associate, Jerry Christian to form Coley-Christian Aviation Insurance. Tracey continued to assist Jim with aircraft sales but also took on other responsibilities working with Jerry, assisting in aircraft sales for Jerry Christian Aircraft and continuing her work with the insurance business. Tracey recently relocated to Nashville, TN. She is prepared to expand our business in that market and the surrounding states. Tracey is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent and holds a non-resident license in 12 other states.
Rhiannon has worked part-time for Jerry Christian Aircraft Sales since 2003 while she finished her degree in Biology at the University of North Alabama and her master’s degree in I.C.L. at the University of Memphis. She is also working on her doctorate degree at the University of Memphis. She began working full-time with the company in 2016 and specializes in aircraft sales. She is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent and assists with the Coley-Christian Aviation Insurance business. Rhiannon is currently working on her private pilot license and her goal is to obtain her instrument/multi-engine rating. Outside of work, Rhiannon lives at the soccer field and travels around the world.
John has literally grown up in the aviation industry, having learned to fly when he was only 18 years old. He is an ATP rated pilot with over 5,000 hours including a long run with a commuter airline and extensive experience as a corporate pilot. He has also served as an underwriter for a major aviation insurer for 25 years. Moving to an agency when a local office closed, John has worked in all areas of the insurance industry. Though concentrating on insurance and flying during most of his career, he is now devoting most of his time to aircraft sales since joining our company two years ago. John has a great following of friends and customers from his many years in the industry.
George has been involved in aircraft sales since 1979 and has extensive experience in marketing new Piper and Cessna aircraft and all types of pre-owned aircraft both domestically and internationally. He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with single, multi-engine and instrument ratings. He also holds a Flight Instructor certificate with single, multi-engine and instrument ratings. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol Mississippi Wing located at Olive Branch, Mississippi as a Mission Pilot and Cadet Orientation Pilot. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. Though his primary emphasis has been in piston-powered sales, he is becoming more involved in the turbine market. He especially enjoys working with small community airport operators to market all types of aircraft.
Jerry began his career in aviation as a lineman while still in high school. His employer, Dixie Air, was a Cessna Distributor and FBO in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Building flight time ferrying new aircraft from the Cessna factory, he developed a goal of a career in General Aviation. After completing three years of engineering at the University of Alabama, he realized that his goals could be better attained with a marketing major and turned four years of college into six years. The Cessna Aircraft Company started a program to teach anyone in a dealership who was a pilot to sell their aircraft, even a lineman…Jerry took advantage of this opportunity to get seriously involved in the industry. After selling his first aircraft just weeks after completing the factory training, he went from making $2.00 an hour to $500 in an afternoon selling an early model 182. After selling 22 aircraft in his second year, Jerry began working with a number of the Memphis dealers and realized the greater opportunities that a larger market represented. He joined one of them and completed his entry into the real aircraft sales world. After seven years with one of the godfathers of the business, Jerry started his own sales organization. He has been a Piper and Cessna Dealer for a number of years. Changing emphasis to the brokerage of jets and turboprops in recent years, his company has also continued to sell many single and multi-engine piston powered aircraft…the most recent being a new G58 Baron, an A36 Bonanza, a Piper Saratoga HP, two 172R’s and a 152. In the heavier line, he has recently sold a Falcon 900C, a Falcon 50, an Astra, an Ultra, a B200 King Air and a new King Air C90GTx. Jerry has enjoyed a long-time relationship with many repeat customers dating back to the 70’s. Without those loyal customers, he feels that his company would not have survived the ups and downs of the industry.